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>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: oh, that's what i'm talking about. i love that. aw, real good. [ cheers and applause ]
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that's what i'm talking about. a great crowd. welcome everybody here -- new york city. [ cheers and applause ] you're here. "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. aw, man, this is just a -- this is a crazy story here. did you hear about this? yesterday, a delta flight was quarantined because they thought a passenger had monkey pox. yeah, the passenger was uncomfortable, achy, and sweaty, which incidentally are also symptoms of flying delta. [ laughter ] [ applause ] luckily, though, it turns out the passenger didn't have monkey pox after all. they were like, "look, the good news is, you don't have monkey pox, the bad news is, you are a person who looks like they had monkey pox." [ laughter and applause ] here's an election update. yesterday, mitt romney was here in new york city for a fundraiser at a hotel. when romney used the mini bar, he was like "$12 for m&ms? what a bargain." [ laughter ]
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speaking of the election, yesterday, newt gingrich said that next week his campaign will, quote, "go bye-bye." [ light laughter ] which is bad news -- [ boos and applause ] bad news. bad news for gingrich's speech writer, my 4-year-old nephew nicolas. [ laughter ] are you sure you want to go with "go bye-bye?" [ laughter ] some more political news, after appearing on our show this week, president obama has officially become the most televised president in history. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] even ryan seacrest was like, "dude, scale it back. it's a little bit -- a little too much." [ laughter ] a little too much. i want to say happy birthday to my man, jay leno, who turns 62 years old tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] jay leno. i don't want to say he's getting old but when i visited his garage, 30 cars still had their left blinker on. [ laughter ] don't tell him.
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don't tell him. just don't tell him. just fix it and don't tell him. i want to wish, also, a happy 80th birthday to casey kasem, former host of "american top 40." [ cheers and applause ] when he got up -- when he got up this morning he was like -- [ impersonates kasem ] dropping one spot from 79 last year, here's number 80, me. [ laughter ] i'm casey kasem. [ cheers and applause ] dust off that old impression. >> steve: i was gonna say, i haven't heard that old chestnut in awhile. [ as kasem ] >> jimmy: i'm casey kasem. did you guys see this? a company in australia is selling a new perfume that smells like a computer, yeah. which explains the perfume's name. [ whispers ] virgin. [ laughter and applause ] i think gavin wears that cologne, doesn't he? >> steve: i think he does. [ audience ohs ]
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because he loves computers! >> jimmy: hey, you guys, get this. health officials in california are warning that teenagers are trying to get drunk by drinking hand sanitizer. yeah, it's weird when you're like, i got so wasted last night. i must have had like six squirts of purell. it was like -- [ laughter ] no way, man. no way i'm doing one more. and, finally, a website is apparently offering $1 million to any woman who can prove that she has slept with tim tebow. which is crazy because the only people who have proof of screwing tim tebow are the broncos. [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight! give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have a fantastic show tonight. he's back on broadway with a new musical. matthew broderick is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ]
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one of the best tennis players of all time and also one of the coolest, most fun people around, serena williams is back on "late night." [ cheers and applause ] and we have some great, great music tonight. music from nick lowe in the house tonight! [ cheers and applause ] nick lowe. i'm a big nick lowe fan. you're a big nick lowe fan. >> steve: i'm a big nick lowe fan. >> jimmy: "cruel to be kind," right? >> steve: yep. >> jimmy: that's my jam. ♪ cruel to be kind in the right measure cruel to be kind it's a very good sign ♪ the guy's good. it's going to be killer tonight. he sounds great. nick lowe is doing it up tonight. it's going to be awesome. it's gonna be a party. today's friday, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] that's usually when i catch up with some personal stuff. i checked my inbox, return some e-mails and, of course, i send out "thank you notes." [ cheers and applause ] i was running a bit behind today, so i thought, if you guys wouldn't mind, i'd just like to write out my weekly "thank you notes" right now. is that cool? do you mind? [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much.
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roots, can i get some "thank you note" writing music, please? ♪ [ laughter ] >> steve: oh, god. old stone face. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, drinking a gatorade at 9:00 a.m., for being the universal sign for "holy crap, i am hung over." [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] >> steve: had too much purell last night. you had six shots of purell? >> jimmy: i had to do it, man. >> steve: how is purell? >> jimmy: i thought i had monkey pox. [ laughter ] >> steve: no, dude, you're flying delta. >> jimmy: dude -- [ mumbles ] flying the mighty "d," man. [ light laughter ] thought i had -- thought i had the pox. >> steve: had the pox, then i had two gatorades, a sunny "d." [ groans ] >> jimmy: dude, you're falling asleep, man. wake up.
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you had your sunny "d." >> steve: yep. >> jimmy: you got your two purells. >> steve: yep, two purells. >> jimmy: yep. >> steve: mix it together. >> jimmy: uh-huh. >> steve: put a little powdered jell-o in there. let it harden. >> jimmy: that's right. >> steve: chew it like a gummy bear all day long. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's the only way to get rid of the pox, man. >> steve: -- if you got monkey pox. >> jimmy: yeah, flying the "d." ♪ thank you, archeologists who dig up fossils, for being professional boners. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: funny. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, president barack obama, for letting me call you the barack-ness monster on my show. [ cheers and applause ] here's the things you wouldn't let me say -- count barack-ula -- barack lobster --
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baraccoli -- barack to the future -- and bar-octomom -- i'll be barack -- [ laughter ] and baby got barack. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, buddy. i miss you. i miss you, dude. [ applause ] >> steve: dude, you should do some purell cheers with him. >> jimmy: there's no way barack-ness monster would be into that. he doesn't fly delt. >> steve: are you serious? >> jimmy: he flies -- >> steve: oh. hey f-1. >> jimmy: he rides the force. he takes the force to and fro. >> steve: exactly. [ laughter ] to and fro. whether he wants to or not. >> jimmy: i mean, he takes it hither. he takes it thither. [ laughter ] >> steve: he's done with it, you know? >> jimmy: just done with it, man. >> steve: he'll take it anon. [ light laughter ]
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♪ >> jimmy: thank you, bread bowls, for allowing americans to finish eating food and then, hey, look, more food. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i can eat that? >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: i'm going to eat everything. >> steve: i don't think the clam chowder has enough calories. [ light laughter ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, fire extinguishers behind glass, for basically saying, "let's add some broken shards of glass to this already dangerous situation." [ applause ] that's not smart. i thought of that. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ thank you, facebook timeline, for being a well detailed account of exactly when i got fat. [ laughter ] march 18th -- >> steve: it was after the bread bowl. >> jimmy: -- 2001. i ate like three bread bowls. >> steve: are you serious? >> jimmy: yeah, i didn't even put anything -- >> steve: well, i did two bowls before that.
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[ laughter ] then, i ate three bread bowl. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: whoa, man. the other bowl. >> steve: what? [ bubble noises ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: fire extinguisher. holy crap. we got to use it now, man. >> steve: oh, no, man. you broke the glass. >> jimmy: i broke the glass. now, you got to use that. it better be an emergency. >> steve: dude, i'll start a fire. >> jimmy: yeah? >> steve: and then you put it out. call the news, you'll be a hero. you'll get free shots at -- at -- >> jimmy: the only way to start a fire -- we need, like, some alcohol or something to light on fire. >> steve: i got some purell in my car. >> jimmy: get your purell out, man. [ light laughter ] ♪ thank you, cops who say, "there's nothing to see here," for basically saying, "there definitely something to see here." [ laughter and applause ]
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there's nothing to see here. >> steve: that's one of those secret phrases. >> jimmy: step away. >> steve: it's like, "can i help you." ♪ thank you, saltines, for never growing up to become salt-adults. [ light laughter ] stay teens. teenagers forever. >> steve: yeah, forever. forever young. >> jimmy: thank you, bulge that occurs when guys sit down in pleated pants, or as i like to call you, khaki sacks. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ thank you, the space shuttle, for ending your historic run of space travel today by humping a 747. [ laughter ] there you go, guys. those are my "thank you notes." we'll be right back with more "late night," come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: welcome back, everybody. now, it is time to take a look at the news of the now, the news of today and the news of the now. it's time for "night news now." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: tonight, tim tebow says, "i think that's pretty cool." >> i think that's pretty cool. >> announcer: kim kardashian discovered a tail growing out of her back. >> i'm not embarrassed by it because i think that everyone has it. >> announcer: and tom cruise talks openly about sex. >> i don't just go up and do it. it's months and months of preparation. >> announcer: it's time for "night news now." >> jimmy: hello, and let's see what's happening. in a last-ditch effort to stay in the presidential republican
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race, gop candidate ron paul turned to witchcraft and attempted to cast a spell over the american people. take a look. [ speaking in reverse ] >> jimmy: and now, to sports. let's check in with our sports correspondent phil duffy. phil, what can you tell us about sports? >> they're great, jimmy. winning, losing, people running, sliding in the dirt, kicking field goals, stealing bases, helmets, tennis, charles barkley, bunting and punting. don't even get me started on slam dunks. overall, sports is good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you, phil. [ scattered applause ] it's time to take a look at what's happening in other countries around the world. it's time for "globe news." ♪ [ speaking foreign language ] >> hello, i'm michael fitzpatrick. early today, three men robbed a national bank in downtown tokyo.
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the men broke into the vault using homemade explosives. i used to steal things when i was a kid, too, like my mom's sugar cookies. i'd sneak into the kitchen in my jam-jams and steal the cookies. my mom would catch me sometimes and say, "michael, you've been a bad boy, stealing mama's sweets." and then she'd spank my little bottom. anyway, the three men were arrested and sent to jail. ♪ [ scattered applause ] >> jimmy: that was globe news. now, let's check out the poll of the day. well, it looks like 75% said yes this week. 23% said no, while 2% were undecided. now, let's take a look at the weather. how are things looking out in the world today, gary? >> not too good for me, jimmy. my mom's been ignoring my phone calls for several weeks now, and i don't think -- >> jimmy: thank you so much, gary. tonight, we're joined by a special guest steven briggs whose book, "money walks," hits the shelves next week. steven is the head of the economics department at butler university and has many interesting theories on the
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advantages of a free market in the 21st century. in 2006, steven was awarded the john bates clark medal by the american economics association. thank you for joining us today, steven. and now -- [ laughter ] -- for your winning lottery numbers, here's carlos vogonda! [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. thank you, jimmy. thank you. thank you. for the jackpot number balls lottery, i am carlos vogonda. this is the biggest jackpot we've ever had, so this week, even i bought a ticket. >> jimmy: well, good luck, carlos. >> thank you. thank you, jimmy. ♪ [ bleep ] [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you carlos. [ cheers and applause ]
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and finally, republican candidate newt gingrich says he may end his presidential bid next week. we don't know what his next steps will be but we do know this is what he would look like if his face were turned upside-down. >> and that's the model -- [ laughter ] -- talk about in any community of any ethic background in this country. >> did he answer your questions there? ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was "night news now." stick around. we'll be right back with matthew broderick. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ air rushing ] ♪ [ ambient electronic ] hi, i'm nick, and i'm a photography student. ♪ [ continues ] i'm falling at 126 miles per hour. it's my first fashion shoot. i'm recording video... and trying to get the perfect photo at the same time. and i'm doing all this...
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: our first guest is a multiple tony award-winning actor who is back on broadway at the imperial theater in the new musical, "nice work if you can
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get it." ladies and gentlemen, please welcome matthew broderick! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: matthew broderick, thank you for coming back to our program. >> thank you for having me back. >> jimmy: you look -- know who you look like? >> who? >> jimmy: you ever heard of carlos vogonda? [ laughter ] >> i've heard about him. but, you know -- >> jimmy: you've heard of him. >> of him, yeah. >> jimmy: happy belated birthday, my friend. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: you had -- you had -- [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you for applauding my birthday. >> jimmy: a very exciting birthday. this is -- you turned how old? >> 50. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: i don't believe that. >> thank you. >> jimmy: yeah, you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> jimmy: 50 is a big deal. did you have a big, giant party? >> yeah, a pretty big party. i had a surprise party. the wife threw me a surprise party. >> jimmy: oh, no.
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>> so -- >> jimmy: i don't know. i don't know. do you like those? i don't like those. >> well, i mean, this was fun because all of my old friends were there, you know, those that are still with us. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] that's always the best way to do it. >> yeah. >> jimmy: wheel out the urn. yeah. >> yeah. but it was really -- and somebody said that a surprise party is an act of aggression? >> jimmy: yeah. >> but i found it really fun. >> jimmy: you did? what happen? how did she do it? >> she told me that i was going to have a dinner with just a few friends, which i thought was a great idea. but then on the way to the party i decided to torture her by saying, "come on, there's a surprise party, right?" thinking that there wasn't one and that i could make her feel bad. and i kept saying, "come on." >> jimmy: just messing with her. >> you know, "you're kidding, right? we're going to a party right?" thinking i'm being so funny and clever. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, and then you open the door. >> yeah, it's a complicated concept i'm trying to explain. >> jimmy: no, no, i get it. there's kids out there on purell right now totally getting this. yeah. [ laughter ] i know what he's talking about, man. >> they might have to watch it again and think it over.
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>> jimmy: but, i understand. so, you're playing -- and you get in there -- does she do a lot of surprise parties for you? >> no. one, a long time ago, maybe when i was 30, or something. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> she did another one. so i should have remembered that and -- >> jimmy: was it the same deal? >> pretty much, but smaller, more people living and -- [ laughter ] and, as i recall, that one i was just irritated the whole -- 'til we got there. why do i have to go to dinner with your agent? or whatever -- >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, exactly. and then you go and it was a surprise party. >> you feel bad. you feel terrible. >> jimmy: it's the tricking of getting the person there that -- >> i know, the trick can make you cranky because there's some story that you don't like in order to get you to not know. again, another confusing -- >> jimmy: very confusing -- tonight's episode is very deep. >> yeah. >> jimmy: very deep. any other big surprises on your birthday? like anyone else just show up and go, "hey, buddy, remember me, gary?" >> yeah, when i was -- [ laughs ] gary? >> jimmy: gary. >> carlos. >> jimmy: carlos vogonda.
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that guy's great. >> i was once given a stripper -- >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> -- by my dentist. >> jimmy: what's that? [ laughter ] what? >> this is from lloyd feinberg -- i don't know if i should say his name, but my dentist. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you don't want to say his name? i know who your dentist is, lloyd feinberg. >> of course you do, everybody does. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he's internationally famous. >> one of the best. >> jimmy: he is. >> but he's also, you know -- he sent a stripper to my mom's house for my birthday. >> jimmy: it was at your mom's house? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> very awkward. >> jimmy: what did he do? did he -- >> well, a woman came, and it was a big guy who presses play on a boom box. and she started dancing around and i felt really funny. and i still remember the kind of strawberry flavored lotion smell from her skin. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. happy birthday from your dentist. >> yeah. and i can't be around strawberry lotion. >> jimmy: do you ever talk to your dentist about it? >> no. >> jimmy: no.
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>> now maybe we will. >> jimmy: you're very known for being very new york based. do you -- it's a tricky question -- do you drive? do you have your license to drive? >> i do. >> jimmy: you do? >> yes, yes. i learned in doing picture work in california. >> jimmy: yes, the pictures. >> the pictures. [ laughter ] [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: we all have a dream. >> and they taught us. >> jimmy: yes. >> yes. so i do know how to drive. i have even a motorcycle license. >> jimmy: really? you drive a motorcycle? >> no. but i have a license. >> jimmy: i would scare me. >> it would scare me, too. i have a vespa. >> jimmy: that scares me. >> that's scary too. >> jimmy: that scares me a little bit as well. >> i agree with you. >> jimmy: there's not enough protection around. >> there's no protection around. there's a helmet. but, you know what i do mostly is i ride -- i ride bicycle a lot around the -- >> jimmy: i heard this. i heard of this about you. >> it's true. >> jimmy: you're a bicycle man. >> i do. i like them. >> jimmy: just like a mountain bike, or do you drive a street bike? >> lately a street bike. >> jimmy: can i ask a question? >> yes, certainly. >> jimmy: street -- the street bike, the wheels are thinner. >> yes. >> jimmy: now, how is that good for the streets?
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wouldn't you want a fat tire street bike? >> you don't want too fat because it's too slow. it's too hard to pedal when there's a big fat piece of rubber. so the thinner the tire the more efficient the travel is. >> jimmy: is that right? >> that's right. that's right, jimmy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there you go. that's a little trivia for everyone out there. >> -- anybody wants. >> jimmy: now, riding a bike, again -- i'm going to go back to this. there's not enough protection for me. >> i know. >> jimmy: i'm very -- >> well, you know, they have all these bike lanes now, very well marked. >> jimmy: bloomberg. >> yeah, bloomberg. but still there's the, pedestrians hate cyclists and -- >> jimmy: they don't like them? >> they don't like them. and if you -- even if they're walking -- they have a good reason. but even if they're walking backwards with the headphones on in the middle of a street and you tap one of them, they're like, "[ bleep ] bicycles!" you know? >> jimmy: you're at fault, not the person walking backwards. >> no, no. >> jimmy: ♪ cruel to be kind that's how i'm going to leave tonight.
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>> and i brushed on of them -- "[ bleep ] bike" -- i can't say that. "bicycles!" >> jimmy: lloyd feinstein, bicycles. yeah, yeah, yeah. you can't say that either. >> and then the people even on the sidewalk were like, "what happened? did that bike just hit somebody?" get him. get the cyclist! >> jimmy: get that bike! get that bike! >> the whole town started to turn on me. so i felt like frankenstein. >> jimmy: oh, stop it. you're overreacting! >> i guess i am. >> jimmy: look at this. "nice work if you can get it." ohh-la-la. imperial theater. now, where is this theater located? >> you enter it on 45th and exit on 46th. >> jimmy: that is so precise. >> i know. you're welcome. >> jimmy: you're a human garmin. >> yeah, you're welcome. >> jimmy: that's pretty cool. now, did you go to sardi's to get reviews? everyone like back in the day? >> in back in the day -- go to sardi's. >> jimmy: -- and they wait. >> no, now you go to a hilton and people look at their phones. >> jimmy: is that right? wait for reviews. >> yes, yes. whatever happens. but in the old days, when i remember sardi's, and "the
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times" was across the street and they would come with a paper, you know? >> jimmy: oh, really? >> bunch of papers. yeah, actual newspapers. >> jimmy: did you -- how about reviews for movies like "ferris bueller?" >> yeah, i remember -- [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was great, by the way. that was great you did that commercial for the super bowl. that was just -- it made us all so happy. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was cool that you did that. you're like, i'm gonna do it. >> yeah, i know. i liked all of the people who did it. todd phillips directed it. >> jimmy: did he really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: from "the hangover." todd phillips. >> picture director. he's picture people. >> jimmy: he's picture people. yeah, i'm television people. >> yeah, i am too. >> jimmy: you're a picture person. you're stage and screen. >> i'm wandering around aimlessly. no, i'm in a play, actually. >> jimmy: you are in a play. now, what is this "nice work if you can get it?" [ laughter ] what is this about? >> this is about -- a lot of gershwin. it's an original play with gershwin tunes, and it's a romance with me and
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kelli o'hara. a romantic comedy. >> jimmy: it's a romantic comedy, and you sing all the gershwin songs. >> we sing all the gershwin songs, and it takes place in the '20s. >> jimmy: do you have a favorite song that you sing? >> oh, i don't like to pick a favorite. >> jimmy: yes. [ light laughter ] how about give me your ten favorites. give me your 30 favorites. >> here's my 35 favorite songs. >> jimmy: somebody -- "someone to watch over me." >> yeah, that's beautiful, kelli -- >> jimmy: they all laugh, but that's a beautiful song. >> i sing a little bit of that. >> jimmy: oh, that would make me -- >> it's called, "nice work if you can get it." it's a beautiful song. they're all -- these guys -- >> jimmy: "i've got a crush on you." i mean, this is good stuff. "it's wonderful." >> "it's wonderful" is beautiful. >> jimmy: you know what was funny? we were doing research that you're coming on the show, and we're big fans of yours. we go back, you've been on a couple -- a few times. and we realized that "ferris bueller's day off," it originally it wasn't actually titled that. they changed -- they fiddled with the name. >> yes, that's true. >> jimmy: before they released it. >> yeah, yeah. no, nobody knew till really the last minute.
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>> jimmy: that you were going to be called "ferris bueller." >> that's right. >> jimmy: but we got some of the -- we have a crack research team here. we've got some of the original -- >> they're laughing. what are they laughing at? >> jimmy: some of them are addicted to crack. [ laughter ] we have a crack research team, and they found some of the original posters. >> oh, really? >> jimmy: it's just a trip down memory lane. probably you and your agent probably discussed this. this one didn't work. it was "phil gunt's day off." [ laughter ] no one liked that one. it just wasn't catchy like, "ferris bueller." "phil gunt." >> no, and it was awkward when gunt -- gunt. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i know what you're saying. >> look it up. >> jimmy: "bueller, bueller, bueller?" yeah, i got you. >> i didn't even make that up. >> jimmy: no, no you didn't. "brent krestin's day off." it just didn't work at all. "mark fong's day off." that one could have worked. >> i liked that one. i voted for that one. >> jimmy: this is "terry rosebush's day off." it's a pretty name. >> it's a really lovely name and that was very close to actually being accepted as i recall.
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>> jimmy: but then you remembered that you've never met anyone in the world named terry rosebush. >> no, not a real name. >> jimmy: so, you went with this one. this is up to the last minute, it was going to be "buck jurgle's day off." thank goodness they switched it back to "ferris bueller" because that's -- you wouldn't be here today. >> no, i wouldn't. >> jimmy: and in the play, "nice work if you can get it." you guys, here you go. [ cheers and applause ] matthew broderick, check him out at the imperial theater in "nice work if you can get it." he's the best. serena williams joins us next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ man, i'm glad aflac pays cash. aflac! ha! isn't major medical enough? huh! no! who's gonna help cover the holes in their plans? aflac! quack! like medical bills they don't pay for? aflac! or help pay the mortgage? quack! or child care? quack! aflaaac! and everyday expenses?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: joining us now on "late night" is a legendary american athlete. she has won a total of 27 grand slam titles as well as two olympic gold medals. [ cheers ] you can also see her acting in season four of "drop dead diva" over on lifetime. we're going to talk about that. please put it together for a multi-talented lady. here's serena williams! ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> jimmy: serena, thank you for coming back on the show. >> thank you, guys. >> jimmy: they love you out there. [cheers and applause ] you were on -- we were doing -- i was looking at -- you were on show number four for us. >> yes, it was number four. you were nervous. and i was like, it's okay. you'll be fine. and i didn't know what i was saying. but i thought -- >> jimmy: no, you were great. i was like thank god for you. now, we're show 620 something or something like that. >> that's awesome. >> jimmy: yeah. >> congratulations. that's really good. >> jimmy: it's not about me. i'm saying thank you for coming back. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you also are the first person to play me in beer bong. >> yes, in which i won. >> jimmy: yes, you did win. thank you for reminding me, yeah, that you won that. >> and i never played beer pong before. >> jimmy: have you played since? >> maybe. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i started a trend. i started a trend. now you're acting. what is going on? this is with "drop dead diva." i can't wait to see this. >> i know, it's really excited. i actually play a lawyer, which is really cool. i play a really tough lawyer,
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and i like it. i used to actually -- i thought one day i'd want to be a lawyer. but then, i decided, no, i'll just stick to tennis. >> jimmy: i think you're really good at tennis. yeah, yeah, yeah. but the "drop dead diva," the premise behind that show is very funny. >> yeah, it's really funny. it's about, you know, this girl who gets into a different body. she's really thin, and then she takes the body of a more curvy girl. and she has to live that life, and it's really cool. >> jimmy: when does it air? >> it airs in a few weeks. i'm not exactly sure. but i will be tweeting about it all the time when it does air. but i'm excited. my client, actually was brandy, and so that was really cool because i know her and we got to kind of reconnect -- >> jimmy: wait, so you're lawyer, and you're defending brandy? >> and i'm defending brandy. so it's a really, really cool thing. >> jimmy: what does brandy do? what does she do to get in trouble? >> no, it's not trouble. it's more of a custodies case. i'm a family lawyer. >> jimmy: oh, see, i didn't know this. see, all right, good. very, very good. i do follow you on twitter, by the way. you're very funny. @serenawilliams on twitter. but you sent out this picture the other day, and this is why i love you. you're just crazy. you just lost your mind. [ laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] what are you doing? you just lost your mind! >> man, that was awesome. that was '80s week. yo, i spent the whole week being '80s because, you know, we were having this whole '80s party at the end of the week. and so i was just, kind of, getting in the mood. that's -- look at those glasses. those are awesome. >> jimmy: i mean, that's why i love you. >> look at the hair. >> jimmy: crazy about the glasses. but then this guy is my favorite guy over here, like -- this is so '80s. [ cheers and applause ] i mean, come on. what is going on? >> that's crazy. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> look at that hair. i just want to tell you, i did my own hair. >> jimmy: now, is this -- >> i don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. i was trying to be '80s and i, you know, i love it. >> jimmy: now, this is going to be your look for the olympics in london. >> yes, with the jacket from, like -- yeah, look at that. >> jimmy: i mean, they would never let you do any of that stuff. but when -- you're going out to the olympics in london? >> i am. i'm really excited about going to the olympics and competing. >> jimmy: and winning another medal for our country. thank you so much. you're awesome. >> yeah, yeah. [cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: three, you got to have three. >> yeah, at least.
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at least. at least. >> jimmy: but i heard you might be doing mixed doubles? >> yeah, i would love to do mixed doubles. and, hopefully, i'll be able to play, which i think i will. you know, it's tough because there's so many great guys to choose from. [ clearing throat ] [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, there is a lot of guys to choose from. >> yeah, but -- >> jimmy: [ with english accent ] and someone has a great british accent, too. [ light laughter ] to go to london with. >> oh, really? >> jimmy: yeah, right. >> well, i heard that he wasn't very good at tennis, and i would be letting usa down if i played with him. [ audience aws ] [ audience boos ] hey, guys, we got to win medals. tough love. >> jimmy: i think that you're that good that you can play for two. >> do you really? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i do. [ with english accent ] >> wow. i'm really taken aback now. >> jimmy: yeah, you're that great. >> wow! harry potter. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: harry potter. >> harry potter. >> jimmy: harry potter. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: i would be good. i would be there rooting you on, though. >> okay, good. i mean, you're going to go so i'm excited. >> jimmy: i'm going to go down there. me and bob costas are sharing a room. >> oh. >> jimmy: and we're going to
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have a -- [ laughter ] >> who's neater of you two? >> jimmy: i don't know. it's like the odd couple. we're both neat. but i know you're very competitive. and you're very good, and that's why i want to challenge you again -- >> okay. >> jimmy: -- to another game, a friendly game. yeah, this time. and this time i'm going to go for the win. >> okay. >> jimmy: and i'm not nervous this time. this time i'm cool as a cucumber. [ in a british accent ] a cucumber? >> a cucumber? >> jimmy: a cucumber. >> really? >> jimmy: that cool. oh, harry potter. >> ron weasley. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: ron weasley. when we come back, serena williams and i are playing "total iceholes!" stick around. so good! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ greetings from the windy city of chicago.
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supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: hey, everybody. we are back with our pal serena williams right here! [ cheers and applause ] they love you. you have a very busy summer. you're going to be in the 2012 london olympics, also acting in the popular series "drop dead diva" on lifetime. but serena and i are about to face off in one of our favorite games called "total iceholes!" [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: "total iceholes!" woo! >> jimmy: now, here's how this works, serena. you and i are going to take turns tossing our fish beanbags into that icehole upstage. >> so you go first? >> jimmy: no, you can go first. >> okay, i've never played this before. maybe you should go first.
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exactly, i never play this before and then i make one in practice. >> jimmy: i'll show you how it works. >> show me how it's -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: five turns each. >> show me how it's done, jimmy. show me how it's done. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers ] here we go. the pressure is on me, now. yes. [ audience ohs ] >> come on! oh, shoot. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: here we go. let me show you how it's done. >> show me how it's done. [ cheers and applause ] show me how it's done. yeah. [ audience aws ] [ sad tuba ] >> okay, i got to be better than you. >> jimmy: how come the roots don't play music when i -- >> sorry. >> jimmy: yeah. [ audience ohs ] >> that was too hard!
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>> jimmy: here we go. here we go. >> all right. come on. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ audience ohs ] >> i love your music intro. it's awesome. i'm really getting my dance on. >> jimmy: yeah, don't do that. >> oh! ♪ [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: that's one. >> so close. >> jimmy: come on, give me that music. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh, my gosh. [ audience ohs ] [ sad tuba ] >> jimmy: i'm off my game. i'm off my game. >> come on, serena. come on. you can do this. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. come on, come on. [ audience ohs ] come on. i've got to get it. >> one more time. >> jimmy: talking about nbh. nothing but hole. [ light laughter ] straight in.
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[ drum roll ] >> no! ♪ >> jimmy: there will be a tie -- there will be a tie for the first time ever. oh, come on. be nice to me. be nice to me, please. [ laughter ] >> come on. ♪ >> jimmy: yes, it's a tie! it's a tie, you guys. our thanks to the great serena williams. thank you. nick lowe is performing after the break. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] jimmy: our next guest is rock and roll royalty thanks to his work with rockpile, elvis costello and as a solo artist. he's here tonight to perform the song "sensitive man" from his new album "the old magic." please welcome nick lowe! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ lately when i go to steal a kiss i feel you pulling away i know something is amiss ♪ ♪ but what it is you won't say if i've done something to upset ya ♪ ♪ believe me that was never my plan but how can i fix it ♪ ♪ standing out here
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in the cold i'm a sensitive man ♪ ♪ ♪ you don't always have to speak you can say it with a look ♪ ♪ even across a crowded room darling i can read it like a book but other times ♪ ♪ when there's something on your mind make it as plain as you can ♪ ♪ don't freeze me baby i'm no dinky-doo i'm a sensitive man i'm a sensitive man ♪ ♪ you can hear that in my song i'm a sensitive man ♪ ♪ but first impressions could steer you wrong oh whoa ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ sincerely my one desire ♪ ♪ is to make you happy again but i can't begin 'til you let me back in i'm a sensitive man ♪ ♪ i'm a sensitive man you can hear that in my song i'm a sensitive man ♪ ♪ though first impressions might well steer you wrong oh whoa sensitive man ♪ ♪ out in the cold trying to do good but so misunderstood
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sensitive man ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: fantastic. thank you so much. thank you. nick lowe, everybody! check out his album, "the old magic," and visit for an exclusive bonus performance. my thanks to matthew broderick, serena williams. nick lowe once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the greatest band in late night, the roots right there, everybody. stay tuned for "carson daly." thank you for watching. have a great weekend. hope to see you next week! buh-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪


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